EFCC arrests Adoke in Abuja


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke.

This comes as Justice Othman Musa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, granted the request of the commission to detain Adoke for 14 days, contained in an ex parte application filed and moved by the EFCC’s lawyer, Fatima Mustapha, on Friday.

Mustapha said the plan to hold the ex-AGF was to enable the commission complete its investigations of allegations involving the suspect.

Since 2016, Adoke been charged with $1.1bn Malabu Oil scam.

After a four years old self-exile, Adoke returned into the country on Thursday, following an agreement between him, INTERPOL, and Dubai authorities, and he was immediately arrested on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja by operatives of the International Police Organisation, and handed over to the EFCC.

Adoke was earlier arrested in November and has since been detained by the INTERPOL in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.


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